Our track record
We have outlined below some examples of how we have helped and worked alongside business owners, across a range of sectors, to drive growth and deliver a successful outcome.
Flexy is an e-commerce technology platform, providing a market place for subscription services and a place to manage all of your subscriptions.
Voyager has been working closely with the Flexy Management team to provide support across the business including development of a long-term strategy, prioritisation of initiatives, investment preparation and investment negotiations.
"Pardip has the ability to relate to anyone at any level and make them feel very at ease, keeping management and key stakeholders focused on what is important and using her insight to come up with invaluable advice and strategies. Not only does she understand the technical details - she is good at picking things apart - and translating it in quite a simple way"
The Village creates a global community by driving connectivity through technology. Technology is used to create a global immersive experience to shop, learn, create, socialise and maintain well-being.
Voyager is working closely with the founder to develop strategy, develop ESG fundamentals and for-purpose goals, explore funding options, create operational objectives and act as a trusted and supportive advisor on all aspects of the business.
"Voyager is a gatekeeper and guide to a world that is often difficult to navigate and that can feel intimidating. In our work together the Voyager team are structured yet intuitive, creating an environment where the best of me can come out. I fully trust Voyager to nurture and champion my business. I feel very fortunate to have Voyager on my side."
Founder & CEO, The Village
Kingdom Scotland is Scotland's first luxury Fragrance House creating evocative and modern, unisex scents. Fragrances are expertly crafted using only the most precious, natural and aromatic ingredients.
Voyager supported the founder to explore funding options, key criteria to drive successful investment and to effectively navigate the investment world.
"As the female founder of a luxury start-up, I've found the investment and funding world unfriendly and really brutal. Voyager's generous advice and support have not only navigated me through some early investor interest I was unready for, but shown me what I should be looking for and how critical it is to get the right investment. We've amazing conversations, and now I've a much better understanding of the landscape, the rules and importantly the confidence and resilience to do right by me first."
Imogen Russon - Taylor
CEO, Kingdom Scotland
Diverse successful high streets benefit everyone. SaveTheHighStreet uses a bespoke platform to provide support to and connect high street businesses, local authorities and commercial landlords.
Voyager has worked closely with the Management Team to explore and develop investment strategies, prioritise data collection to support the investment thesis, prepare for investment and support the development of the strategic plan.
"Voyager has become a trusted partner over the past year. They consistently provide great advice, insight and connections with institutional fundraising and corporate development. We look forward to continuing our work with Pardip and the Voyager team over the coming years."
CEO, Save the High Street
Entuity is a network management and analytics business, supporting blue chip clients across the globe.
Pardip assumed a Non-Executive Board position in December 2016. Pardip supported the CEO and Management team to successfully restructure the business, doubling profit and cash. The business was successfully sold to US acquirer, Park Place Technologies, in 2019.
"Our outcome is testament to Pardip's a) technical skill, and b) the fact she's so focused on the company and so willing to dive in and get the job done. Most CEOs have knowledge gaps so I find it very helpful to talk things through about the business and she is a great listener, very astute, sharp and very supportive."
CEO, Entuity Network Analytics.
Bluestone is a fast growing financial services and technology business founded in 2000, with offices in the UK and Ireland. The Group is made up of lending, investment and portfolio servicing businesses.
Pardip became a Non Executive Director on the Board of Bluestone in 2014. Pardip has worked with the Board and the wider Management team to support ongoing growth, wider group strategy and the successful sale of non-core divisions.
Lloyds Banking Group is a leading financial services group serving people, businesses and communities in the UK.
During the 2008 downturn, as a Director at Lloyds Banking Group, Pardip helped businesses through especially difficult times. Pardip took on a lead role in managing a portfolio of distressed companies valued at £180bn. She worked to develop specific strategies to protect and grow the value of struggling businesses across all sectors.
"Pardip's contribution to the success of the unit at Lloyds Bank was outstanding. As a team of 1,200, we successfully handled a significant portfolio of distressed assets following the 2008 financial crisis. Playing a pivotal role, directly supporting me, she was highly effective in managing multiple stakeholders, including the bank's senior executive team, the external regulator and numerous third party professionals. She developed a close rapport with key customers and her technical and commercial skills, coupled with her ability to build successful partnerships with the management of businesses experiencing difficult circumstances, maximised the outcome for both the customer and the bank."
Managing Director, Global Non Core Division, Lloyds Bank Group
uSwitch is leading price comparison website for switching energy, mobile and broadband.
In 2013 Pardip took on the position of Non executive Director post private equity investment. She worked with the Board and Management team to support the growth of the business and deliver a successful sale to Zoopla Plc, generating a strong outcome for all stakeholders.
Tax Systems plc is an expert in the provision of compliance technology.
Pardip led the investment in Tax System plc in 2017 based on the strength of the Management team, the technology and the opportunity to scale the business.
The investment was successfully exited in 2019, as the business was taken private by the management team backed by a leading private equity fund. The investment generated a return in excess of 25% IRR.
Augean plc is a leading provider of hazardous and industrial waste management systems in the UK.
Pardip led the investment in Augean plc in 2018. The investment thesis was driven by its sector specialism and market opportunity, as well as a leading management team backed by a wealth of knowledge and sector experience.
Since the investment, performance has been outstanding, with the business increasing in value by more than four times.